Is Your Alabama Business Eligible For BP Oil Spill Settlement Payments? Birmingham Law Firms Launch New Social Media Campaign to Make it Easier to Find Out

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Three Birmingham law firms have joined forces and launched a social media, YouTube and website campaign to make it easy to get information about eligibility for the BP oil spill settlement.

Attorney Michael J. Evans

Attorney Michael J. Evans

Many hard-working Alabama business men and women may be legally entitled to collect money from the BP oil spill settlement, without being aware of that fact,

"Many hard-working Alabama business men and women may be legally entitled to collect money from the BP oil spill settlement, without being aware of that fact,” said Birmingham attorney Gusty Yearout, senior partner in the Birmingham litigation firm of Yearout & Traylor, P.C.

That’s why Yearout’s law firm and two other Birmingham firms have launched a new social media and Internet campaign, Yearout said. “We’ve created a BP Settlement Help Facebook Page that contains videos explaining how you can tell if you may be entitled to a payment from the BP oil spill settlement. The Facebook page also has a Free Claims Evaluation tab people can use to get a free legal review of their potential BP settlement claim. It’s an extension of our BP Settlement Help website we launched earlier this year to inform the public.”

“Over 141 million people in the United States use Facebook,” said Birmingham attorney Michael J. Evans, who is working with Yearout and a third Birmingham lawfirm on the social media and online campaigns to communicate with potential clients. “We’re just trying to make it easier for people to connect with lawyers in the comfort of their homes, instead of requiring a visit to a law office, which was what was required in the pre-Internet days,” Evans said. “And because many people these days use YouTube, we’ve put the videos from our BPSettlementHelp YouTube channel right there on our Facebook Page.”

Yearout and Evans have teamed up with Gathings Law, a Birmingham law firm with decades of experience in class action litigation. "Most class action lawsuits are confusing for class members," said attorney Lloyd Gathings. "I've spent thirty years representing people and businesses in class action lawsuits, and this is one of the most confusing I’ve seen for lay people to try to understand. We’re trying to do everything we can to simplify the BP oil spill settlement for the class members. Just this week we launched the BP Settlement News website to help people keep up with developments in the BP Settlement. We've even posted a link to the BP Settlement Notice on the website so people can read the notice for themselves.”

The term "BP Settlement" refers to the settlement in In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, MDL NO. 2179, pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Statistics on U.S. Internet usage comes from an April 2013 report by Quantcast at

About Yearout & Traylor, P.C.
Founded in 1984, Yearout & Traylor, P.C. has two decades of experience trying cases on behalf of individuals and businesses that have been hurt or taken advantage of as the result of the wrongful conduct of others. The firm’s lawyers have a wide variety of experience in personal injury and other forms of civil litigation. For more information about the firm’s services, visit the firm's website at
J. Gusty Yearout
Yearout & Traylor, P.C.
3300 Cahaba Road, Suite 300
Birmingham, AL 35223
(855) 348-7529

About Gathings Law
Gathings Law was founded more than 20 years ago on the basic concept that every person, regardless of social or economic status, is entitled to receive the best representation in court and a level playing field when they enter the litigation arena. For more information about the firm’s services, visit the firm's website at
Lloyd W. Gathings
Honora Gathings
Gathings Law
2204 Lakeshore Drive
Suite 406
Birmingham, AL 35209
(877) 803-3006

About the Law Offices of Michael J. Evans, LLC
Michael J. Evans is a Birmingham, Alabama attorney with a background in mass tort and complex litigation, both locally in Alabama and nationally using the Internet. Evans has extensive experience using the Internet and social media to connect injured clients with law firms.

Michael J. Evans
Law Offices of Michael J. Evans, LLC
P.O. Box 55055
Birmingham, AL 35255

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